Types of Windows

Which Windows are best for your Calgary Home?

The type of windows you choose for your home really depends on the house, your design aesthetic and the features that you need. Some things to consider are: the size and shape of the window; whether you want the window to open or not; how much light you want to let in the room; and do you need any special features or custom cuts for your home’s design.

When it comes to window types, there is a surprising number of choices. You'll need to the type or configuration of windows for your home. The style you choose will affect the amount of light let in, it's functionality and general usability. Here is a quick overview of the different types of windows available. 

Awning Windows

Hinged at the top, awning windows open outward from the bottom. Great for ventilation in any weather and are often used in combination with other window types.

Slider Windows

One or both sections of the window slide open sideways - these combine ventilation and provide great views.

Hung  Windows

This type of window slides open either from the bottom up for single-hung windows or from both the bottom and the top for double-hung windows.





Fixed Windows

If you are less concerned with ventilation and looking to expand your view, then fixed windows are the perfect choice as they are typically larger, but do not open.

Bay & Bow Windows

These have various sections and extend out of the wall. Bay windows normally have 3 sections, while bow windows have extra sections to create a more circular shape.

Combination and Custom Windows

Often, homeowners opt to combine different types of windows for versatility, comfort and design. For example, fixed windows are often combined with hung windows - the fixed window provides a great view, while the hung windows allow for ventilation.  

Casement Windows

Hinged on one side, casement windows fully open on the opposite side of the hinge, either inward or outward. These are great for full ventilation.

Need help choosing the right type of windows?

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